AID TO STATES FOR EDUCATION OF HANDICAPPED IN STATE
OPERATED AND STATE SUPPORTED SCHOOLS (CFDA No. 84.009)
I. PROGRAM PROFILE
Legislation: P.L. 89-313, ESEA Title I, Sections 146-147 as amended by
P.L. 93-380, P.L. 95-561 and P.L. 96-46, (20 USC 2771-2772) and as consoli-
dated by P.L. 97-35, ECIA Chapter 1, Section 554(a)(2)(B) (20 U.S.C.
3803(a)(2)(B)). (Expires September 30, 1987)
Funding Since 1980;
Fiscal Year Authorization Appropriation
1980 $ 150,000,000 $ 145,000,000
1981 165,000,000 156,625,000
1982 171,092,000 146,520,000
1983 146,520,000 146,520,000
1984 146,520,000 146,520,000
Purpose: To provide Federal assistance to State agencies which are directly
responsible for providing free public education to handicapped children.
Restrictions on use of funds: State agencies are authorized to use these
funds only for programs and projects that are designed to meet the special
education and related service needs of handicapped children. Handicap
categories include mental retardation, hard of hearing, deaf, speech impaired,
visually handicapped, emotionally disturbed, orthopedically impaired, deaf-
blind, specific learning disabilities, multihandicapped, and other health
impairments requiring special education.
Formula: Each State's share is determined by a statutory formula. This
formula is based upon the number of eligible handicapped children counted in
average daily attendance (ADA), multiplied by 40 percent of the average
State per-pupil expenditure (but no less than 80 percent or more than 120
percent of the national per-pupil expenditure). The amount for the State is
reduced in proportion to the appropriation for the program.
Eligible Children: Children in State-operated or State-supported programs,
and handicappedchildren in local education agencies (LEAs) are eligible
if the following conditions are met:
o The child must have been reported previously in the ADA of a State agency.
o The child must be currently enrolled in an appropriately designed special
educational program in the LEA.
o The LEA must receive from the State agency an amount equal to what the
State agency receives from the Federal Government for the children. English about 60 percent of the time. The teachers